Takashi has been appointed as a temporary judge (a civil conciliator)
Takashi Ugajin, the founder partner of Ugajin International Law Firm, was appointed as a temporary judge (a civil conciliator) in the Tokyo Summary Court on 1 October 2023. “Civil Conciliation” is a conciliation procedure in the courts in Japan to settle disputes by mutual agreements between parties under “Civil Conciliation Act”. In civil conciliation, a judge presides the procedure. Attorneys of law (Bengoshi) with wealth of practical experience can be appointed as civil conciliators (temporary judges), who have the same powers and authorities as judges to preside civil conciliation procedure.